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blank cheque

n
1. (Banking & Finance) a signed cheque on which the amount payable has not been specified
2. complete freedom of action
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.blank cheque - a check that has been signed but with the amount payable left blank
bank check, check, cheque - a written order directing a bank to pay money; "he paid all his bills by check"
checkbook, chequebook - a book issued to holders of checking accounts
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Translations
شيك عَلَى بَياضشيك على بَياض
bianko šek
blankocheck
avoin sekki
bjanko ček
biankó csekk
óútfylltur tékki
白地小切手
백지 수표
bianko šek
oskriven check
เช็คเปล่า
tờ séc để trống

blank cheque

n blank check (Am) nassegno in bianco
to give sb a blank cheque to do sth (fig) → dare carta bianca a qn per fare qc
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

blank

(blӕŋk) adjective
1. (of paper) without writing or marks. a blank sheet of paper.
2. expressionless. a blank look.
3. (of a wall) having no door, window etc.
noun
1. (in forms etc) a space left to be filled (with a signature etc). Fill in all the blanks!
2. a blank cartridge. The soldier fired a blank.
ˈblankly adverb
with a blank expression. He looked at me blankly.
ˈblankness noun
blank cartridge
a cartridge without a bullet.
blank cheque
a signed cheque on which the sum to be paid has not been entered.
go blank
to become empty. My mind went blank when the police questioned me.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

blank cheque

شيك عَلَى بَياض bianko šek blankocheck Blankoscheck ανοικτή επιταγή cheque en blanco avoin sekki chèque en blanc bjanko ček assegno in bianco 白地小切手 백지 수표 blanco cheque sjekk in blanko czek (podpisany) in blanco cheque em branco бланкетный чек oskriven check เช็คเปล่า açık çek tờ séc để trống 空白支票
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I learnt later that the same treasurer who'd signed those eighty odd blank cheques had stood for a bishop's post and lost not once but twice.
David Sim, 42, stole a cash box, cash and blank cheques worth PS1,500 from the Newmachar Hotel at 10.20pm on March 19.
An amount of 5,70,000/- Pakistani Rupees along with four ATM cards, hundreds of receipts, photocopies of CNICs and more than 30 blank cheques have been recovered and were taken into possession on recovery memo.
YN, Doha A: In the matter of blank cheques, by endorsing a blank cheque with signature and handing it over to the beneficiary, the drawer of the cheque has effectively granted the beneficiary unqualified authority to fill in the amount.
An Indian supervisor at the company was said to have discovered that three blank cheques were stolen from the safe and that the passport of a 25-year-old Indian worker was missing last month.
The gang also brought fake visitors and opened bank accounts for them, in which they deposited the forged cheques with forged signatures, had the accounts holders sign blank cheques and leave the country, after they got paid for their mission.
He got opened the account of each student in a local bank and handed over cheque books after getting signed blank cheques from each of them using his undue influence.
A senior official at the apex bank said that it is illegal to obtain blank cheques as guarantees to secure loans or credit cards issued by financial institutions.
The campaign is using social media channels to inform consumers of the dangers of issuing blank cheques to cover loans.
Any blank cheques coming from the government should be written out for people in the UK who have had their homes flooded during this dreadful winter, their possessions lost and in many case their livelihoods gone.
Sydney - The Australian government insisted Tuesday there would be "no blank cheques'' to bail out national carrier Qantas which admitted a plan to repeal legislation restricting foreign ownership was destined to fail.